Betty C. Morrow

1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series Represents A Rise In Popularity

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Throughout American automotive history the big three have gotten a good portion of the attention from enthusiasts and collectors, but most automakers actually put more effort into their sister-company offerings.

You only have to look as far as Lincoln and Ford to see that sometimes the better vehicle can be had by buying a car made by a subsidiary. Though Ford vehicles often drew more excitement from buyers, Lincoln was arguably the better choice. This is especially true of the 1989 Lincoln Town Car. It had all the makings of a true Luxury car but, with a 5.0-liter electronic fuel injected V8 engine and an automatic transmission with overdrive, it didn’t skimp on performance either. On top of this long list of excellent standard features, the Signature Series Town Car was reserved for buyers who only wanted the best of the best.

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Toyota chief Akio Toyoda is 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda has been named 2021 World Car Person of the Year by the World Car Awards organisation.

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Akio Toyoda

The charismatic Toyota leader beat four other global automotive execs to the top spot thanks to votes from 93 international motoring journalists.

Mr Toyoda succeeds last year’s winner, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, in being honoured as someone who has made a significant contribution to the global automotive industry.

“On behalf of all 360,000 Toyota team members around the world, thank you for this tremendous honour!” said Mr Toyoda.

“If you don’t mind, however, I would like to change this award from car ‘person’ of the year to car ‘people’ of the year – because it’s the collective effort of all our global employees, retailers and suppliers that has truly made Toyota what it is today.

“I for one couldn’t be

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Do You Miss The V8 Power And Rear-Wheel Drive Of The 1985 Buick Lesabre

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The LeSabre served as Buick;s entry level full-size car starting in 1959. Despite being one of its most consistently best-selling cars, 1977 marked a downward spiral for the model.

First downsized in 1977, the Buick LeSabre started off as an affordable representation of what the brand had to offer the full-size automotive market. This change came in the form of a smaller, lighter vehicle with smaller standard engine options. Still, the LeSabre remained a comfortable and popular Buick offering that would remain that way through a series of more changes taking place over the next decade.

1986 marked the biggest set of changes to the model, moving it further from its beginnings as a body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive, full-size car. From that point forward, the LaSabre, now made with a unibody construction, featured a transverse mounted V6 engine and front-wheel-drive.

While some applauded

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Beautiful car art trades paint and paper for needle and thread

There are many ways to turn the contents of your garage (your car or bike, rather than old washing machines and misshapen bits of wood) into something you’d be pleased to hang on the wall. Painting, sketching, photography … digital art’s big these days too.

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One approach you might not have considered, but a pair of enterprising and talented individuals by the handles Stitchy_Mumma and C for Craig can supply, is to have your automotive sculpture rendered with needle and thread. And if it sounds anachronistic, the results are actually rather beautiful.

C for Cross Stitch custom-creates the artworks so it’s not a quick process, but that’s to be expected. Your chosen vehicle, created from reference photos, is first replicated in pixel art (charming in its own right) and the results are ready for review within five working days.

If you give it the green light,

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